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International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVE 

TucciaroneGreetings fellow Pi Gamma Mu members, my name is Matthew Tucciarone and I serve as one of the student representatives for the Board of Trustees.  I was formerly the president and founder of the newly-reactivated Zeta Chapter at Florida State University.  I am very proud to be such a big part of Pi Gamma Mu, in which I uphold the ideals of scholarship and service in the social sciences to my fullest capacity.  I would like to give a big thanks to Pi Gamma Mu - I would not be where I am at today if it was not for this organization. 

I graduated from Florida State University in December of 2011, with a B.S. in Social Sciences, along with two concentrations in Public Administration and International Affairs.  In January 2012, I moved to Washington, D.C. for an internship with a nonprofit organization called Dreams for Kids.  After serving with Dreams for Kids as a Project Manager, I started seeking a job in our wonderful economy.  After a year and many grey hairs later, I finally got a break and was offered an amazing position with a startup company called 2U, formerly known as 2tor.com.

The company partners with top-tier universities from all over the world in providing an online learning platform for higher education.  It combines social networking with a tech savvy Learning Management System, i.e. Facebook meets Blackboard. My title is Student Support Coordinator and I handle three programs: MBA at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPA at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an International Law program at Washington University. Forbes Magazine has named 2U one of the top ten startups to work for in the U.S. 

In continuing to serve Pi Gamma Mu, my goal is to be at the service of the current needs of members.  However, in order for me to keep that promise, what I need from you is cooperation in thinking outside the box and bringing newly-thought-out ideas to the table.  Pi Gamma Mu is already an amazing organization, but there is always room for growth to become even more amazing. The idea of being an unconventional thinker is something that I stressed as Chapter President. My successors have continued this legacy, in which the chapter has thrived beyond expectations in the past year and I want that for the entirety of Pi Gamma Mu. 

Let's face it, there are members who want something to put on their résumé and there are members who want more than just a résumé booster.  My philosophy coincides with JFK's famous quote in his inaugural address, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."  What can you, as members of Pi Gamma Mu, do to make your time worthwhile and uphold our mission?  Well, it's simple; let's start with serving those who have served us. 

Pi Gamma Mu has given you an opportunity and a stepping stone that many individuals do not get.  You must self-fulfill, and in order to do this, start by helping your fellow colleagues prosper by sharing your prosperity with them.  I promise you this: prosperity will continue to come your way once you have recognized this concept of self-fulfillment.  I know this to be true because I have built my chapter around this ideology and I have seen many miraculous things happen.  How bad do you want it?  Well, that is entirely up to you and you should ask yourselves this question every day.  The famous shoe company Nike says, "Just do it" so go for it and see what happens.

In conclusion, I am looking forward to the future and success of Pi Gamma Mu. I am going to end with a quote that I used in my farewell address as chapter president.  George Washington once said, "We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience." 

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this article, I hope that it was enlightening and useful.  I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Sincerely,
Matthew P. Tucciarone

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